Mary Hammond is Dean of the East-West Center Education Program, and manages the student programs and scholarships at the East-West Center, with approximately 300 students each year from across the US and 42+ countries who live in residence and participate in East-West Center cultural exchange and collaborative activities, cooperative study, and leadership development projects.
Ms. Hammond has worked in international education for more than 35 years, including teaching English as a second and foreign language, administering English language and teacher training programs, as well as working in senior administrative positions. She has also worked in international admissions and recruitment, and the enhancement of exchange programs, international institutional partnerships and funding streams. In the US, she has worked at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Hawaii Pacific University.
Ms. Hammond grew up in Japan, lived and taught in China for two years in the early 1980’s—in Beijing and in the Northwest province of Ningxia—and was a Fulbright grantee at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.
She received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Washington.